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The projected salary for Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson under the franchise tag for the 2024 season is expected to be around $17 million.

Published February 24, 2024 at 11:37
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This involves determining the future of one of their own, cornerback Jaylon Johnson, who is poised to enter free agency following a standout performance in 2023. While Johnson and the Bears have been engaged in negotiations for a contract extension, it appears that significant gaps still exist between the two parties in terms of agreement on the terms.

General manager Ryan Poles has emphasized that Johnson will remain with the team, indicating confidence in reaching a long-term extension agreement or utilizing the franchise tag as a backup plan.

Teams employing the franchise tag have until mid-July to finalize a long-term deal with the player. Failure to reach an agreement by then would result in the player playing the entire 2024 season under the one-year tag.

For Johnson, if the Bears opt to use the franchise tag on him and are unable to secure a long-term deal by the deadline, he would receive a salary equivalent to the average of the top five salaries at his position. With the 2024 salary cap now confirmed at $255.4 million, the specific numbers for the franchise and transition tags for the upcoming season have also been established.


Should the Bears proceed with placing the franchise tag on Johnson and not reach a long-term agreement in time, he would earn $19.8 million for the 2024 season.

While the preference is to reach a mutually beneficial long-term agreement, the franchise tag remains a viable option for Poles and the Bears organization.
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The projected salary for Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson under the franchise tag for the 2024 season is expected to be around $17 million.

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